TO anyone planning on travelling from Taunton to London on Sunday, beware, London Paddington will be closed until midday.

Network Rail is carrying out an essential signalling upgrade in the London Paddington area on Sunday, which means no trains will be going to the station before 12pm.

Any long-distance services from across the Great Western Railway network will start or terminate at Reading instead.

This means if you are journeying to London you will need to use the South Western Railway services to London Waterloo from Reading.

Also final work on a recently upgraded railway junction on the approach to Bristol Temple Meads will affect trains on Saturday and Sunday.

Buses will replace train services between Bristol Temple Meads and some surrounding stations on Saturday 25 September.

Great Western Railway managing director Mark Hopwood has advised customers to plan ahead and check journey times before travelling.

“We work very closely with Network Rail to make sure essential track and signalling improvements can take place when fewer people are travelling and with minimum disruption to customers.

“I’m grateful for customers’ patience while the work is completed, and would encourage those who do need to travel to check beforehand.”